When temperatures are on the rise, peel off some layers, bust out some good tunes, and let loose on the slopes! The snow is still oh-so-good and the fun ain’t over yet. Bright colors are a tell-tale indicator of the fun ahead–and there’s nothing like a neon onesie to get you in...
Do something different this black Friday, skip the mall and go skiing instead. We know, you need to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, well we’ve got that covered for you. Check out some gifts you can pick up in our online shop for your ski-obsessed friends and family. In honor of the holiday, black Friday, and cyber Monday we’re offering at least 25% off ALL shop items, including Gems Cards! Continue Reading
By the end of November, the number of CSCUSA ski resorts open in Colorado will double. Going into the Thanksgiving holiday there are 6 resorts running lifts. By the end of the holiday weekend there will be 11, and by the end of the month we’ll have 12 resorts open for the 2011/12 season.
Photo by Larry Pierce
Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, Olympic medalist and World Champion, Billy Kidd samples the snow on the intermediate trail, Heavenly Daze today, Tuesday, November 22nd, in advance of the Steamboat Ski Area opening for its 49th winter season.
The 2011-12 season is almost two months old here in Colorado Ski Country USA. The first snows and resort openings have excited our friends, and with the fresh snow come the deals we all want most, the packages and bargains that help entice millions of visitors each year to play on Colorado’s slopes. From children learning how to ski and snowboard to the full-fledged snow junkie who is an expert in the terrain park, just a little research can help guests find deals that fits their needs. Read on for our roundup of this season’s best deals and packages.
The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, a long-term partnership between the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort, officially opened Tuesday during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the venue summit. The exclusive early-season, alpine ski racing facility provides the only full-length downhill training available anywhere in the world at this time of year. Continue Reading
Skiers and boarders line up for discounted tickets to Crested Butte
What two things are every skier and snowboarder looking for each fall? Two elements that seemingly guarantee an incredible season, that we’ll do nearly anything to acquire? Are they fresh snow and new terrain? First chair and warm toes? Of course not. The two prizes sought by all skiers and snowboarders are bargains on equipment and lift tickets – both of which you’ll find in spades at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Check out the vid:
Wolf Creek is known for deep powder, but the US Ski Team knows it for its bumps. Thanks to lots and lots and lots of early season snow, the US Mogul Team will call Wolf Creek home for the next week while they train and practice.
We love headlines like these. Hopefully it’s a sign of what Colorado’s ski season has in store for us. Winter Park will open 4 days earlier than planned, making the official season start on November 12, 2012.
Winter Park will have36 acres and 5 trails accessible via 4 lifts; Arrow, Gemini, Endeavour and depending on conditions, the Discovery lift.
There’s a new Colorado ski pass on the Colorado ski scene, introducing the Colorado Triple Play. For $299, you get 2 days at Aspen/Snowmass, 2 days at Steamboat and 2 days at Winter Park during the 2011/12 season.
Not bad. That’s actually 6 mountains, 20,066 vertical rise, 1,776 inches of snow on average, 85 lifts, 636 trails, 13 terrain parks and 11,346 skiable acres.
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Who says nothing is free anymore? We’ve rounded up 61 free things in Ski Country that you can take advantage of this winter. Your welcome.
Arapahoe Basin Rail Jams – Reflecting its commitment to enhancing the experience of freestyle skiers and riders, Arapahoe Basin will host rail jams throughout the 2011/12 season. In May, rail jams will be held every Saturday in the Treeline Terrain Park. Registration and attendance are free.
Spring Splash – Don’t miss Arapahoe Basin’s annual Spring Splash competition at Lake Reveal. Lake Reveal is a natural lake that forms to the side of Dercum’s Gulch trail. Participants who successfully ski or snowboard across the lake will win free prizes. Categories include best costume, best trick, best dunk, best run and many more. Registration is free. May Concert Series – Every Saturday in May A-Basin will heat things up with free live entertainment in the base area. Guests are invited to head down to the party after the free rail jam. Continue Reading